Japanese automaker, Suzuki will unveil the much-awaited new generation Ertiga 7-seater MPV on 19th April in Indonesia. This model has been spotted testing several times in India as well as in Indonesia. In India, the new MPV is expected to be launched in the second half of this year. A crossover version of the Ertiga is also under development, which will join the line-up on later stage. If latest media report is to be believed, the new generation Ertiga will share interior with new DZire compact sedan.
The new generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will be based on Suzuki’s new generation HEARTECT platform that also underpins the new Swift and Dzire. Like the platform, the cabin of the Ertiga will have similarities with new Swift. However, there will be subtle changes to keep things refreshing. The Ertiga is likely to receive slightly different gear lever and differently designed switchgears. Adding to it, the aircon control and centrally mounted aircon vents will be all-new in terms of design. Read – Five Big Changes You Can Expect In The New Maruti Ertiga
The report further claims that the new Ertiga will have different seats and head unit. The top-spec model is likely to be equipped with Suzuki’s 7-inch SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also See – New Maruti Suzuki Dzire – All Details
The new Ertiga will have a longer wheelbase compared to the outgoing model, which results into spacious cabin. Going by the spyshots available on the web, it is visible that the new Ertiga comes with extended rear overhang that should increase the third-row space as well as boot space. Read – Upcoming Maruti Cars In India
In terms of mechanics, the new Ertiga is likely to continue with the existing set of engines – 1.3-litre DDiS200 diesel with SHVS mild-hybrid system and 1.4-litre K-Series petrol. If media reports are to be believed, the new MPV could also mark the debut of Maruti’s new 1.5-litre diesel engine.